Tough sounds -ou-uo (phrases)
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If you still occasionally get your "ou" and "-uo" vowel sounds mixed up as an intermediate learner, then it's time to master them once and for all. Practice the following words and phrases to be sure that you've got a good handle on these tough sounds.
Pronunciation Tips for Tough sounds Tough sounds -ou-uo (B1)
At this point you should already be familiar with the simpler A2 tough sounds for "-ou" and "uo", so you're essentially just practicing longer strings of the same sounds.
Remember to start out slow, pronouncing the sounds as accurately as possible. Increase speed gradually, but not sacrificing correct pronunciation.
Tough Sound Words: Tough sounds Tough sounds -ou-uo (B1)
The words and phrases in the following table are designed to give you a good pronunciation workout. Practice them on your own and practice them with your teacher.
|to have said (before)
|to do it wrong
|to misspeak, to say the wrong thing
|dōu zuò cuò
|to do all of them wrong
|dōu shuō cuò
|to say everything wrong
|zǒu cuò le
|went the wrong way
|duō zǒu zǒu
|to walk a bit more
|guò le yī zhōu
|a week passed; to have spent a week
|chī guo gǒu ròu
|to have eaten dog meat
If these are too difficult for you, don't forget that we also have these same sounds at the elementary (A2) level.
Tough Sound Video Practice: Tough sounds Tough sounds -ou-uo (B1)
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